YouTube Treasures – Holiday Special

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We´ve got loads of Christmas entertainment  for everyone in the family.  There are adult and kids holiday movies,  Christmas Muusic specials  including Danny Kaye´s memorable concert in 1981 at Lincoln Center. I´ve also included 2 black and white must- see movies that positively will not last on YouTube so see them as soon as possible. We´ve even got burning fireplaces and our very special Christmas Greeting at the end. Christmas_present_candy  

 Charles Canovas

 

White Christmas Movie Finale  3.30 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsxBCb03JCo

XMAS 2014 White Xmas
This is the White Christmas song you always want to hear at Christmastime.  Here is the  finale of the wonderful White Christmas movie classic starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rose Mary Clooney and Vera Ellen.  Sorry I can´t find the whole film on YouTube – it´s almost impossible.

 

 Holiday in Your Heart   1hr. 28 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpF3VGZrb8U

Xmas 2014 Holiday in. . .


Holiday in Your Heart
is a Christmas special based on LeAnn Rimes biographical novel.  LeAnn began in show business as a child star country singer surprising everyone with the most beautiful interpretation of the famous Patsy Cline´s  “Blue”. It is supposed to be based on a true event in her life.  You decide if you believe it.  Great for Christmas and the Christmas meaning of life.

 

Silent Night  1hr. 26 min.Xmas 2014 Silent Night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkzLvuh5b5g

 This film tells the story of a Christmas eve encounter during World War II starring  Linda Hamilton of Terminator fame.

 Santa Who?  1 hr. 29 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wasPlLRQass

Xmas 2014 Santa Who

 

With Leslie Nielson, you can guess that this is a fun motion picture comedy for the whole family.

 

Xmas 2014 Home by Xmas

Home by Christmas   1 hr. 29min.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USPDtTXVkxE
A modern day Christmas story on the Hallmark channel starring Linda Hamilton.

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 Christmas Lodge   1 hr. 28 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vkvKh0Jlhgw

Xmas 2014 Xmas Lodge

 

During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary (Erin Karpluk) finds herself at the now-dilapidated lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She becomes determined to restore the building to its former glory. It´s all about family, love, faith and true holiday spirit.

 

               Dragonwyck  1hr. 39 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY3oethtcMQ

Xmas 2014 DragonwyckDragonwyck is a 1946 American period drama film. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The film stars Gene Tierney, Walter Huston and Vincent Price.  It is considered a popular cult movie with Gene Tierney at her loveliest and Vincent Price not only sinister and evil but also elegant and debonair.  This film will be deleted very soon so see it asap.

 

Portrait of Jennie  1 hr. 26 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df-zil71WtM

Xmas 2014 Portrait of .. .Portrait of Jennie is a 1948 fantasy film produced by David O. Selznick starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten with Ethel Barrymore.  It is considered a masterpiece of modern fantasy, a  classic relating the spellbinding love story of a depression era artist and a young girl slipping through time.  It is unique because it was actually filmed in Massachussetts and New York City locations – Central Park, The Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art at O Selznick´s insistence.  Aside from excellent direction by William Dieterle,  it is notable for Joseph H. August’s atmospheric cinematography, and Dimitri Tiomkin use of haunting Claude Debussy´s themes, including Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.    When it was released in December 1948, it was not a success, but today it is considered a classic in the fantasy genre, with a 91% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

This one will be deleted very soon – you will be very glad to have seen it, promise.  

A Muppet Family Christmas   1987 –  47 min.Xmas 2014 Muppet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojtGHXsTXmU
Here’s one of the very few Muppet productions to feature Muppets associated with all four of the major Muppet franchises as a crossover: The Muppet Show, Sesame Street. This special also features an onscreen guest cameo by Jim Henson; he can be seen in the kitchen doing dishes towards the end of the special.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer  1 hr .20 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNXOSyZG04I

Xmas 2014 Rudolph

 

A cartoon edition of the famous tale of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

 Rockefeller Center Christmas Show 2013   1 hr. 26 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yixnnU72LDw

Xmas 2014 RockfellerThe Christmas Show and  Tree Lighting Ceremony and from Rockefeller Center in the heart of New York City is considered along with Macy´s Parade as the kick off  of the Christmas season. Since this year´s complete show isn´t online yet, the next best thing is 2013 Christmas Show and Lighting of the tree.  Everybody´s there:  Mariah, the Rockettes and the top performers singing their Christmas best.  Always a pleasure to watch every year.  Hopefully in the future, we might be able to see it direct here in Spain.

CMA Country Music Christmas Show 2014   1 hr. 23 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVz-SWUnGRAXmas 2014 Country music
The CMA Country Music Christmas Show is relatively new.  It´s only 5 years old, but more and more people have made it a holiday tradition.  Country music may not be your thing or you may not be particular fan but when it comes to Christmas, it seems to be the most heartfelt renditions by the very best country and crossover singers in America. You´ll find Christmas songs from classic to popular to rock to spiritual renditions. All the top artists are here including Steven Tyler, LeAnnRimes, Idina Menzel,  the voice of the Snow Queen Elsa from Frozen.  If you want to have a fun, rockin´ Christmas, this is the place to be.

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton Christmas Special 1982  42 min.Xmas 2014 Kenny Rogers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rGvTMtj4yk
Kenny and Dolly have something goin´ on.  The musical union of these two greats only gets better from year to year.  Their Christmas Specials are always sold out.  Hope you enjoy!

 

Celtic Woman Christmas Show Live Dublin 2013  1hr.14min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvRYUrdPDw0
Xmas 2014 CelticCeltic Woman is an all-female Irish musical ensemble whose repertoire ranges from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs.  Celtic music’s popularity outside Ireland and Europe began with the success of Enya and Riverdance or Lord of the dance.  Celtic Woman has been described as being “Riverdance for the voice.”   Christmas with a Celtic air.

 

An Evening with Danny Kaye –  Lincoln Center 1981   1 hr. 49 min.Xmas 2014 Danny Kaye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPlGKJuqFZ8
Do you think classical music is boring?  You haven´t seen Danny Kaye conducting!  Danny Kaye was a consummate entertainer of all genres.  Excelling in all, he was an actor, comedian, singer, dancer, director and yes, orchestra director.  And he couldn´t read music at all.  He guest directed the top symphony orchestras of the world for 25 years earning the respect and love of such celebrated directors as Zubin Mehta who co-hosted this memorable concert at Lincoln Center, the first time ever Danny had allowed one of his concerts to be televised.
Expect the unexpected and then some.  It could appear he is just a comedian doing his thing but as the maestro Zubin Mehta said “ I have great admiration for him, not only as a friend, but as one of the supremely gifted entertainers of our time. And he has got a clearer beat than three-fourths of my colleagues,”
Kaye did these concerts to benefit orchestra musicians´ pension funds.  Danny once said that conducting an orchestra is “the greatest feeling of neurotic power in the world,”

Burning Fireplace  2 hrs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiqM3lVirkw

Burning FireplaceNow to get down to a quiet and peaceful cold winter´s night or day, what ´s better than a burning fireplace with logs crackling.  If you don´t happen to have one, this is the best alternative.  Just link and enlarge to full screen and leave it on.  This video has no commercials in-between. It is just as heartwarming as any Christmas decoration and it lasts 2 hrs.

Burning Fireplace with Traditional Christmas Music   2hrs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfSB9Q8Phz8

 If you want to hear Christmas Music while your fireplace glows, this 2 hr. video has Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, etc.

Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hTMLszf1OI

Chema Marin, a good friend as well as one of our most talented and popular craft presenters in our En Casa Contigo show on YouTube, created this beautiful video filming his Christmas Village which he crafted to the utmost detail.
Happy Holidays to All!